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45ACP Ammo in ballistic gel

We shot 31 different loads of 45 ACP self-defense ammo into ballistic gel

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45 automatic colt pistol ammo is the perfect complement for your 1911 pistol or other 45 ACP chambered handgun. You'll generally find .45 auto ammunition for sale loaded with bullets that range between 185 grain and 230 grain, with the 230 gr. variety the most common.

Check out our full line-up of in-stock .45 cal ammunition for sale with full metal jacket (FMJ) and lead round nose bullets and also jacketed hollow point (JHP) rounds ready for your next trip to the range. Shooters looking to get some practice or training time in will likely lean toward a full metal jacket projectile while those looking for a round they can rely upon for self defense will want to get a more sophisticated jacketed hollow point bullet that is designed to expand upon impact with its target. In either case, check out our line-up of cheap 45 Auto ammunition available in the bullet categories laid out below:

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  1. 500rds - 45 ACP Tula 230gr. FMJ Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Tula 230gr. FMJ Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 8 Review(s)

    $124.95
    $0.25/ppr

    17 In Stock

  2. 500rds – 45 ACP Wolf Military Classic 230gr. FMJ Ammo 500rds – 45 ACP Wolf Military Classic 230gr. FMJ Ammo
    $129.95
    $0.26/ppr

    18 In Stock

  3. 500rds - 45 ACP WPA Polyformance 230gr. FMJ Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP WPA Polyformance 230gr. FMJ Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 4 Review(s)

    $131.95
    $0.26/ppr

    35 In Stock

  4. 500rds - 45 ACP Silver Bear 230gr. FMJ Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Silver Bear 230gr. FMJ Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Review(s)

    $131.95
    $0.26/ppr

    10 In Stock

  5. 1000rds - 45 ACP Sellier & Bellot 230gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP Sellier & Bellot 230gr. FMJ Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 7 Review(s)

    $279.95

    $274.95

    $0.28/ppr

    37 In Stock

  6. 50rds - 45 ACP Tula 230gr. FMJ Ammo 50rds - 45 ACP Tula 230gr. FMJ Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Review(s)

    $13.95
    $0.28/ppr

    132 In Stock

  7. 50rds - 45 ACP WPA Polyformance 230gr. FMJ Ammo 50rds - 45 ACP WPA Polyformance 230gr. FMJ Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $13.95
    $0.28/ppr

    14 In Stock

  8. 1000rds - 45 ACP CCI Blazer 230gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP CCI Blazer 230gr. FMJ Ammo
    $279.95
    $0.28/ppr

    3 In Stock

  9. 45 ACP - 230 gr FMJ - Fiocchi Perfecta - 1000 Rounds 45 ACP - 230 gr FMJ - Fiocchi Perfecta - 1000 Rounds
    $299.95
    $0.30/ppr

    16 In Stock

  10. 1000rds - 45 ACP PMC Bronze 230gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP PMC Bronze 230gr. FMJ Ammo
    $309.95
    $0.31/ppr

    17 In Stock

  11. 50rds - 45 ACP Silver Bear 230gr. FMJ Ammo 50rds - 45 ACP Silver Bear 230gr. FMJ Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $15.95
    $0.32/ppr

    10 In Stock

  12. 1000rds - 45 ACP MAGTECH 230gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP MAGTECH 230gr. FMJ Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 7 Review(s)

    $319.95
    $0.32/ppr

    8 In Stock

  13. 1000rds - 45 ACP CCI Blazer Brass 230gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP CCI Blazer Brass 230gr. FMJ Ammo
    $319.95
    $0.32/ppr

    1 In Stock

  14. 50rds – 45 ACP Wolf Military Classic 230gr. FMJ Ammo 50rds – 45 ACP Wolf Military Classic 230gr. FMJ Ammo
    $16.00
    $0.32/ppr

    53 In Stock

  15. 1000rds - 45 ACP CCI Blazer Brass 230gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP CCI Blazer Brass 230gr. FMJ Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 9 Review(s)

    $324.95
    $0.33/ppr

    27 In Stock

  16. 500rds - 45 ACP Remington UMC 230gr. FMJ Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Remington UMC 230gr. FMJ Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $164.95
    $0.33/ppr

    19 In Stock

  17. 500rds – 45 ACP Winchester Service Grade 230gr. FMJ Ammo 500rds – 45 ACP Winchester Service Grade 230gr. FMJ Ammo Video

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $164.95
    $0.33/ppr

    41 In Stock

  18. 1000rds - 45 ACP Federal American Eagle 230gr. FMJ Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP Federal American Eagle 230gr. FMJ Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Review(s)

    $359.95

    $329.95

    $0.33/ppr

    17 In Stock

  19. 500rds - 45 ACP Winchester USA 185gr. FMJ Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Winchester USA 185gr. FMJ Ammo
    $165.00
    $0.33/ppr

    25 In Stock

  20. 600rds - 45 ACP Winchester Range Pack 230gr. FMJ Ammo 600rds - 45 ACP Winchester Range Pack 230gr. FMJ Ammo
    $199.95
    $0.33/ppr

    11 In Stock

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45ACP Ballistic Gel Test Results
Ammo 5-shot average penetration depth 5-shot average diameter 5-shot average velocity
20rds - 45 ACP Barnes 185gr. +P TAC-XPD SCHP Ammo
  13.82"
0.77" 911
20rds - 45 ACP Black Hills 230gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
  18.72"
0.59" 858
50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical Bonded 230gr. +P HP Ammo
  13.76"
0.81" 930
50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical HST 230gr. +P HP Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP +P Federal Premium Law Enforcement 230gr. HST JHP Ammo
  13.08"
0.85" 890
50rds - 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical HST 230gr. HP Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP Federal Premium Law Enforcement HST 230gr. JHP Ammo
  14.96"
0.84" 856
50rds – 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical 230gr. Hydra-Shok JHP Ammo 1000rds – 45 ACP Federal Premium Hydra-Shok 230gr. JHP Ammo
  20"
0.49" 822
20rds - 45 ACP Federal Personal Defense 230gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  21.82"
0.45" 822
20rds - .45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense 185gr. HP Ammo 200rds - .45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense 185gr. HP Ammo
  14.18"
0.62" 989
20rds - 45 ACP Hornady Custom 230gr. +P XTP HP Ammo 200rds - 45 ACP Hornady Custom 230gr. +P XTP HP Ammo
  19.34"
0.56" 905
20rds - 45 ACP Magtech First Defense 165gr. +P Solid Copper HP Ammo
  11.08"
0.8" 1068
50rds - 45 ACP Nosler Match Grade Handgun 185gr. JHP Ammo
  23.64"
0.46" 1003
25rds - 45 ACP Remington Golden Saber 185gr. +P HP Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP +P Remington Golden Saber 185gr. JHP Ammo
  16.42"
0.73" 1096
25rds - 45 ACP Remington Golden Saber 185gr. HP Ammo
  13.92"
0.71" 954
25rds - 45 ACP Remington Golden Saber 230gr. HP Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Remington Golden Saber 230gr. HP Ammo
  20.74"
0.58" 823
20rds - 45 ACP Sig Sauer Elite Performance Ammunition 200gr. V-Crown JHP Ammo
  20.26"
0.5" 895
50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 230gr. HP Ammo
  14.3"
0.68" 770
20rds - 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 185gr. HP Ammo
  15.18"
0.69" 1002
20rds - 45 ACP Speer Gold Dot 230gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  12.42"
0.72" 805
20rds - 45 ACP Winchester Supreme Elite 230gr. Bonded PDX Ammo 200rds - 45 ACP Winchester Supreme Elite 230gr. Bonded PDX Ammo
  17.22"
0.7" 896
20rds - 45 ACP Winchester Super-X 185gr. Silver Tip Hollow Point Ammo
  11.08"
0.83" 919
20rds - 45 ACP Winchester W Train & Defend 230gr. JHP Ammo
  23.02"
0.45" 873
50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 200gr. +P HP Ammo 1000rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 200gr. +P HP Ammo
  13.1"
0.73" 1076
20rds - 45 ACP New Black Hills 185gr. JHP Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP New Black Hills 185gr. JHP Ammo
  20.58"
0.5" 995
50rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 185gr. HP Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Speer LE Gold Dot 185gr. HP Ammo
  12.04"
0.71" 1000
50rds - 45 ACP Remington Golden Saber Bonded 230gr. BJHP Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Remington Golden Saber Bonded 230gr. BJHP Ammo
  18.12"
0.54" 861
50rds - 45 ACP Nosler Match Grade Handgun 230gr. JHP Ammo
  24.82"
0.45" 893
20rds – 45 ACP +P Hornady Critical Duty 220gr. FlexLock Ammo 200rds – 45 ACP +P Hornady Critical Duty 220gr. FlexLock Ammo
  19.54"
0.56" 991
20rds - 45 ACP Hornady XTP 200gr. HP Ammo 200rds - 45 ACP Hornady XTP 200gr. HP Ammo
  17.92"
0.53" 900
20rds - 45 ACP G2 Research RIP 162gr. HP LF Ammo
  11.32"
0.45" 992
50rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. HP Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. HP Ammo
  14.18"
0.91" 955
50rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. +P HP Ammo 500rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. +P HP Ammo
  17.54"
0.79" 976

Recent 45 ACP Reviews

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    This by far the best defensive 45ACP ammo available. This ammo is devastating, I use it for EDC as well as hunting. Last year I shot a 262 lb bore hog at 25 yards with a Sig 5” barrel super match P-220 SAO the hog dropped like it was electrocuted. Shot placement was aimed behind the left shoulder but the hog turned towards me when I fired. The bullet went in destroying the left shoulder and came to rest on the right side just under the skin at the rear of the rib cage. You just can’t ask for better performance than that. I have found that the 230 grain non +p loads are better performers than the +p loads with less wear and tear on your weapon and less muzzle blast and recoil. I will also say this rings true for the 9mm ammo as well in personal defense arena. I personally carry the 124 grain non +p in my 320 and the non +p 147 grain in my 938.
    DM on 1000rds - 45 ACP Federal Premium Law Enforcement HST 230gr. JHP Ammo
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    Both 10mm and 45ACP ran perfectly in my Rock Islands, Sar and Bersa
    Steve G on 500rds - 45 ACP Tula 230gr. FMJ Ammo
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    These are great ammo. My local gun shop in pembroke va known as Pembroke stop n save sells these for 49.99 a box. Thats the .45 ACP
    Allen Dee Adams Jr on 20rds - 45 ACP G2 Research RIP 162gr. HP LF Ammo
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    It looks like Black Hills used the 185gr Hornady XTP bullet for this batch. It's not a bad performer, especially if you like controlled-expansion designs, and you ponder the possibility that the bullet might pass diagonally through an extended forearm before entering the torso. But Black Hills, at least years back, used to make different production runs with whichever bullet they could get at the best price from their suppliers. Sometimes a box of .45 185gr hollowpoints would have Hornady bullets, sometimes Remington, occasionally even a Speer Gold Dot when they found a good deal on them.
    Just Sum D00d on 20rds - 45 ACP New Black Hills 185gr. JHP Ammo